09 September 2009

T-shirt design

I was recently asked to design a t-shirt for this church up in upstate NY. The pastor there had seen my bulletin covers that I did for Greenpoint Reformed Church and really liked them so wanted me to do a t-shirt for them in that vein. Here's what we finally decided on. It will be printed on a cream colored shirt (hence the cream background). I'll try to get photos of the actual shirts once they get them.

Glenmont Community Church T-shirt design

28 July 2009

I mentioned in class last week that I had some posters and a banner to make as a favor for some friends and their rock camp. I've been packing my house up like crazy since we're moving next week, and also since we're flying to Seattle on Wednesday morning at the crack of dawn. All of that together didn't leave too much time to make said posters and banners, but I took the better part of this evening and gave it my best shot.

Try 1. I thought this was a little stiff. After this, went in a different direction:
BEA Flyer 1

Try 2. Thought that maybe illustrations more like I've been doing on my project would work for this. Decided to stick with this style:
BEA Flyer 3

Try 3. Different illo:

Try 4. Adding some color:

Try 5. Playing around with colors. Liked this better than the one before:

So then I ran with those last colors and made a banner kind of putting everything together that I liked from before:

22 July 2009

To date

NB: Still trying to figure out friction spread to get more of a feel of friction. For now, it's as it was. For now, most copy is just copy/paste from various things.








I also worked on this bird zine a bit more. You can click here for the LoRes pdf

HiRes pdf here

Here's a couple of spreads I reworked, trying to take your advice and work the colors/etc from one side of the page to the other a little more.
page12-13 copy



Trying to find a happy medium on the type size.

15 July 2009

And on a completely different note

I've been working on compiling and working together this bunch of things my friends and I made several years back all having to do with birds. If you want to see what I've done so far, you can click here for the LoRes pdf. There is HiRes pdf here. LoRes is probably better for your download times, though.



I also figured I'd jump on the b/w poster bandwagon. Here's the first results of me playing around.

Try 1:
Poster - try 1

Try 2:
Poster - try 2

Try 3:
Poster - try 3

And I know you said black & white, but I thought I'd play around with just one color.
Try 4:
Poster - try 4

Try 5:
Basic CMYK

Hexadecimal Symbol

Was thinking about this project while walking somewhere the other day and was wondering if there was a symbol I could figure out that would represent it somehow. I thought that a hexagon might be a good place to start (even though hexadecimal is 16) for its connections with chemistry (aromatic rings) and materials (honeycombs, hexagonal close packing crystal structure). The dot and arrow are a vector acting on a center of mass. Also the dot is a symbol for a decimal. Thought I would keep it visually simple like the rest of the project seems to be going. Maybe I'll try to do some more variations on this later.

First try

Second try, changing line thickness
Hexadecimal 2

Spread 3 variations

Trying to figure out a layout for the spread. For now, the copy is just filler. I'm still working on the actual stuff.




09 July 2009

spread 5 variations

First draft:

Second draft:


NB: the friction spread and the group/sets spread are just rough rough drafts. I figure I should make rough drafts of the stuff I have planned so far and then work on them over this week. Still a lot of copy to write. For now, it's just copy/paste from various things.







08 July 2009

First few spreads - try 2

playing around with adding a little bit of color. Wanted to keep it simple.




First few spreads

Here are the first three spreads as they currently stand. Modified the copy on the second spread. Put Newton's laws in Latin with English translation. Changed the figure a bit. Still some tweaking to do on the type. First try at spread 3. The gray lines at the top and bottom are where the page would be cropped.




Spread 2. Redone graphics.

This and the first spread should match a bit more now. At least tonally?


07 July 2009

A spread progression

Ignore the copy for now. I'm working on the writing. For now, it's mostly just for composition's sake. Still playing around with things. Need to get the graphics a little more similar. Adjust the curves. Maybe redraw them. Or at least do them in the same manner.




01 July 2009

Diffusion - spread in progress

Worked on this some more.


System of Individuals - spread progression

Been trying to figure out a spread for each topic. Here is topic one. Slow goings due to the fact that 1) I'm incredibly slow at anything having to do with me coming up with words to say and 2) my scanner is on the fritz. But I persevered (I think maybe one of the programs I'm using has a memory leak? Or maybe it just takes a lot of memory?) through a bunch of off and on and reboot and the like.

First try:

Second try, different drawing:

Third try, same drawing as #2. Scaled down a bit:

24 June 2009

Spread in progress

Spread in progress

Trying to give things some order. Still a lot of work to do.